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Volume 18, Issue 1 — January 2001
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Follett Launches Version 4.2 of Its Mac and Windows Software

Follett Software Co. has announced the release of its new v4.2 software for Windows and Macintosh. The release also includes new features that ease cataloging and reporting requirements for library staff. 

The software updated in the v4.2 release includes the following: 

  • Circulation Plus—Automates many tasks library staff members perform routinely— check-in/check-out, overdue notices, fine calculation, holds, renewals, inventory—and makes statistical information readily available through an assortment of reports 

  • Catalog Plus—Helps students find the best information with powerful searching options, and simplifies cataloging with extensive built-in aids. Users can search with traditional text-based searching and younger students can search with colorful, visual icons. 

  • WebCollection Plus—Lets students search library collections in English or French from any location, 24 hours a day via the Internet or an intranet. Libraries can install it on one server for access from multiple workstations 

  • Union Catalog Plus—Puts more information within reach by enabling students to access several collections from one location in a single search—ideal for districts. It also enables districts to share MARC records among schools. 

  • Alliance Plus Online—Eases cataloging by offering 24-hour access to more than 3.8 million high-quality MARC records from the Internet. Records are updated weekly. 
“Our v4.2 release represents the beginning of a much broader vision, which will help educators achieve standards and ensure that students excel in a learning environment much different than years past,” said Tom Schenck, president of Follett Software Co. “The new version is the first library automation software to integrate technology such as one-stop searching and e-books, helping us continue to deliver the most powerful products to K-12 educators.” 

Source: Follett Software Co., McHenry, IL, 800/323-3397, 815/344-8700;

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